Acid attack on priest in Zanzibar

Priest treated

Attackers have attacked a Catholic priest with acid on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, police say; the latest such assault follows an attack on two British women last month, reports Ninemsn.

The elderly priest, Amselmo Mwangamba, was burned by the acid on his face, chest and arms on Friday, as he walked on the streets of Stone Town, the historical centre of the capital of the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago.

'He had just left the internet cafe, but a few minutes later he came back screaming and begging for help,' said Rukia Abbasi, who was working at the cafe. 'We gave him water and rushed him to hospital.'

Doctors said they were treating the shocked cleric for the burns.

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